Valerie Red-Horse


Valerie Red-Horse

Valerie Red-Horse is an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur and investment banker.

Red-Horse first became fascinated by the art of filmmaking in middle school, when her class was presented with a graphically intense anti-drug film that “scared us straight,” she says, “I felt so drawn to the genre in terms of the ability to convey emotions and messages through film.” She earned her Bachelor of Arts with Cum Laude honors from UCLA, where she majored in film and television acting.

While in college, Red-Horse found a job working for a major investment banking firm, where she rose through the ranks beginning as an office assistant. “Even though I was an assistant, I learned what the market was about and how you could get things done that hadn’t been done before,” explains Red-Horse. Based on her experience, she later founded Wall Street’s only Native American owned investment bank, Red-Horse Securities LLC. “I was already on the path of being a filmmaker when I then became experienced in investment banking, and I didn’t want to give up one to do the other,” says Red-Horse. “That’s the beauty of everything I do, it’s all people oriented and the relationships are key.”

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